Solving the Space Debris Crisis

By Paul B. Larsen Abstract Space debris is a growing public safety problem. As described by the Kessler Syndrome, the increasing accumulation of debris will soon hinder and eventually preclude access to outer space unless the trend is swiftly reversed. The...

Space Traffic Management Standards

By Paul B. Larsen Abstract This article is about the need for space traffic standards. It specifically focuses on international space traffic standards. Space traffic is currently tracked by radar. But, many objects—mainly space debris—moving in outer space are too...

Small Satellite Legal Issues

By Paul B. Larsen Abstract “Little space culture is ready to take over a large share of future unmanned activities in space.” Recent plans to place a large number of small satellites in orbit present a host of new legal issues. Previous discussion of law and...